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Brex too much for SeaHorses on opening night

Basketball / B. League Sep 29, 2017

Brex too much for SeaHorses on opening night

by Ed Odeven

The Kenji Hasegawa era began with his successful debut at the helm on Friday night. The new Tochigi Brex head coach steered his team to a season-opening 78-64 triumph over the visiting SeaHorses Mikawa. Tochigi delivered a high-energy performance in its convincing win. The club's players ...

Brex hand coaching reins to Hasegawa

Basketball / B. League Jul 18, 2017

Brex hand coaching reins to Hasegawa

The Tochigi Brex have named former Japan national team head coach Kenji Hasegawa as their next bench boss. The defending B. League champions made the announcement on their website on Tuesday. Hasegawa, 57, replaces Tom Wisman, whose contract was not renewed after three seasons at the ...

Basketball Sep 19, 2016

Japan loses to China in Asia Challenge finale

Japan's time at the FIBA Asia Challenge ended with a 75-67 loss to China in the fifth-sixth classification game on Sunday. The result was Japan's fourth defeat in eight games at the men's tournament being held in Tehran. Iran crushed South Korea 77-47 in the tournament ...

Japanese men search for ways to improve

Basketball Sep 5, 2016

Japanese men search for ways to improve

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Even when you possess elite skills, physicality and elaborate Xs and Os, if you don't have a burning desire to win, you'll just waste those gifts. That's one of the concerns of Japan men's national basketball team head coach Kenji Hasegawa. "Physicality, height, the skill to ...

Basketball Jul 7, 2016

Japan men's basketball team fails to qualify for Rio Olympics

Japan’s hopes of sending a men’s basketball team to the Rio Olympics ended on Wednesday when it suffered its second defeat in as many games, losing 87-71 to the Czech Republic at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Belgrade. The loss means that Japan won't progress ...

Japan reveals roster for final Rio qualifier

Basketball Jun 23, 2016

Japan reveals roster for final Rio qualifier

by Kaz Nagatsuka

George Washington standout Yuta Watanabe, veteran star guard Yuta Tabuse and the Takeuchi twins (Joji and Kosuke) will lead the "Akatsuki Five" as Japan men's national team head coach Kenji Hasegawa on Thursday revealed his final roster for the final Olympic qualifier, which takes ...